The goal of clinical and therapeutic services is to provide high quality, evidence-based care to children and their families to achieve wholeness and happiness in their relationships and well-being.
Many children and family members in our programs have suffered from past-traumas, and therapeutic services help to build healthy ways for sufferers to self-heal and cope with those traumas. Licensed clinical service staff are integrated into Bayfront programs and may provide such specialized, culturally competent services as:
Individual & Group Therapy
In-house and field-based individual and group therapy sessions are offered to children and their families to help stabilize or improve emotional and psychological functioning. Individual, group, and family therapeutic interventions are consistent with overall treatment planning.
Individual therapy consists of one-on-one sessions where a licensed mental health professional works with their client to identify, learn to manage, and ultimately overcome emotional or mental problems. Where appropriate, parents/caregivers are consulted and must consent for the initiation of services given to children under the age of 18 in their care. The overall service philosophy for family /caregiver inclusion is: help the parent, help the child.
Group Therapy services are provided under the guidance of a licensed mental health professional to 2 or more individuals who would benefit from collaborative feedback and support with sufferers of similar difficulties or functioning.
Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS)
Individualized short-term services that address specific behaviors that put the child at risk of needing a higher level of care or out-of-home placement (group home placement, hospitalization, juvenile hall, removal from public schooling, etc.). A TBS Coach works directly with the youth in, addressing the cognitive barriers that they have in being successful in their current home and/or school setting.
When a need is identified during treatment planning, a licensed psychiatrist conducts evaluation, determination, and review of medical necessity for all medication needs. Medication support services include the prescribing and monitoring of necessary psychiatric medication. These medications help alleviate symptoms of mental illness and allow the youth to better engage and have a voice in their own environment and treatment planning.
Crisis intervention includes stabilization of presenting emergencies, as well as preventative strategies and measures to deter hospitalization and disruption of placement.
Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI)
Seeking Safety is a present-focused treatment for clients who are trauma-exposed and have varying degrees of substance abuse/dependence. Seeking Safety focuses on coping skills and psychoeducation and has 5 key principles; the number 1 overarching principle being safety (helping clients attain safety in their relationships, thinking, behavior, and emotions).
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or “C.B.T.” is an action-oriented form of psychosocial therapy that assumes that faulty thinking patterns cause faulty behavior and “negative” emotions. This faulty behavior is counter-productive and interferes with everyday living. The treatment focuses on changing an individual’s thoughts (cognitive patterns) in order to change his or her behavior and emotional state. Currently, Bayfront offers individual 1 on 1 services.
Crisis Oriented Recovery Services (CORS)
Crisis Oriented Recovery Services or “CORS” is a short-term intervention designed to provide immediate crisis intervention, identify case management needs, and assure linkages to ongoing services. CORS promotes the development of self-care coping strategies for the person in crisis. Services are designed to provide alternatives to emergency room care or acute inpatient hospitalization.